Shaun Marsh repaid selectors for gambling on his recall with an unbeaten 126 before Australia declared at 442-8 late on day two of the day-night Ashes Test. Marsh batted through the day after resuming on 20 on Sunday, surviving an lbw decision on his way to his fifth Test century and first against England. Australia's Shaun Marsh celebrates making 100 runs against England during the second day of their Ashes test match in Adelaide.
England's pace attack had periods of ascendency earlier in the day, with Stuart Broad 2-72 trapping Handscomb on the third ball and returning in the first over after the tea break to dismiss Starc 6. England's Craig Overton attempts to stop the ball from making it to boundary while fielding against Australia during the second day of their Ashes test match in Adelaide.
His century came from 213 balls, and he reached triple figures with pulled boundary off Chris Woakes. His innings wasn't without chances — he reviewed an lbw decision when he was on 29 and got a reprieve, he got an edge which didn't quite carry to slip on 31 and was dropped again on 102, just before the dinner interval. Australia's Shuan Marsh, second left, turns to see England's Joe Root, right, juggle a ball edged into the ground during the second day of their Ashes test match in Adelaide.
Jimmy Anderson had two lbw decisions from umpire Chris Gaffaney in successive overs overturned on review by the Australians in the first session, with Marsh and Paine each getting a reprieve. In the 90th over, Anderson hit Marsh on the knee roll but TV tracker technology showed the ball was going over middle stump. England's Joe Root bowls to Australia during the second day of their Ashes test match in Adelaide.
In the 92nd over, Paine was on 24 when he also was hit in front but the tracker technology indicated the ball was going over. Otherwise, the second day belonged to Australia and cast doubt on England captain Joe Root's decision to field first after winning the toss. Australia's Josh Hazlewood, left, appeals for a LBW decision against England during the second day of their Ashes test match in Adelaide.